National Park Service Awards Grants to Preserve Civil War Battlefields

The National Park Service recently announced $499,705.96 in grants from the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to help protect 131.49 acres of America’s battlefields threatened with damage or destruction by urban and suburban development. These grants will be used to acquire a portion of the Fort Blakeley Battlefield in Alabama, Champion Hill Battlefield in Mississippi, and Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield in Virginia, each a significant Civil War Battlefield.